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Android Pay, Apple Pay reach parity as mobile pay adoption grows: report

February 8, 2016

The leader in mobile payments still remains unclear, but Android Pay is gaining speed and the technology as a whole is likely to reach mainstream adoption within four years if added benefit for customers is provided, according to a report from Packaged Facts.

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Why loyalty points may become mobile wallets’ primary currency

February 2, 2016

The staying power of consumers’ wariness regarding security and digital wallets has prompted a slew of brands to enable customers to make mobile purchases using loyalty points, a trend likely to catch fire in 2016.

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Shoppers are adopting digital wallets at a rapid pace: Citi

January 27, 2016

Mobile wallet adoption has been slow to catch on, but if developers educate consumers on user experiences, these platforms may hit their stride in 2016, according to a new report from Citi Retail Services.

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Brands can learn from the poor reputation of the world’s wealthy

January 26, 2016

What passes for common knowledge about the world’s wealthiest people is largely false, per Wealth-X.

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Wealth-X and WSJ recount hedge fund history for “Billions”

January 15, 2016

Researcher and consultancy Wealth-X and WSJ. Custom Studios, part of The Wall Street Journal Advertising Department, have partnered to tell the story of the “gaming of the American Dream.”

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Hermès Birkin bags’ value increases 14.2pc annually: report

January 12, 2016

In the last 35 years, French leather goods brand Hermes’ iconic Birkin handbag has increased in value by more than 500 percent, according to a new study by Baghunter.

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McLaren launches bespoke leasing program for popular models

January 5, 2016

Responding to consumer requests, British automaker McLaren is now offering the option to lease two of its best-selling models from U.S. dealerships.

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What to expect in mobile payments in 2016

December 31, 2015

The proliferation of digital payment options has prompted countless merchants to deploy contactless terminals for in-store shoppers this year, suggesting that 2016 will see brands focus on leveraging mobile wallets to better cater to customers in real-time.

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Biometrics to support 50pc of mobile transactions in 2016: report

December 17, 2015

With biometrics gaining acceptance by consumers and working well for financial institutions, a range of technologies – fingerprint identification as well as facial and voice recognition – will become the norm in 2016, according to a new forecast released today by Mitek Systems.

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Visa introduces token service to top off mcommerce’s fruitful year

December 16, 2015

Visa is collaborating with United Overseas Bank to roll out its first tokenization service in Asia Pacific, underscoring the need for enhanced digital security as mobile payments cement their top status in the world of commerce.

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